Alhaji Abdulaziz Mashi Abdullahi, one of 21 permanent secretaries appointed by Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo performing as acting president, has resumed work at the Communications Ministry having been posted there. Alhaji Abduaziz
Receiving take-over notes on August 23, 2017, from the former dutiful Permanent Secretary Sonny Echono, an architect of repute, who has been posted to the Ministry of Education, Alhaji Abdulaziz wasted no time in getting to settle down to his new assignment.
Abdullahi, an indigene of Katsina State, trained as an Accountant and Financial Manager. Over the past three decades, he has worked in a wide variety of professional capacities in both the private and public sector.
Until his appointment, he was the Director of Finance and Accounts in Nigeria Security and Defence Corps, Abuja.
Abdullahi was born in Mashi, Mashi LGA of Katsina State on the 12th of August 1961. He attended LEA Mashi Primary School between 1968 and 1974 where he attained his First School Leaving Certificate.
He then moved to Katsina where he attended the then Government College Katsina from 1974 to 1979. He went on to Bayero University Kano where he majored in Accounting, graduating in 1983 with Second class upper honours degree. He went back to school in 2010 and earned an MBA in Financial Management from the University of Plymouth’s Business School, MBA program.
He worked with the Bauchi Area Office of the Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria, Ministry of Finance of the old Kaduna and African Petroleum Plc, Lagos where he worked for over a decade as an Internal Auditor and Plant Accountant.
He returned to public service in 1994 serving for three years as the Chief Finance Officer of the defunct National Board of Community Banks; in 1997, he was posted to the Office of the Chief of General Staff where he served for two years as the Assistant Chief Accountant.